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Gunnis Early Origins



The surname Gunnis was first found in Lothian where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded as part of the Gun Clan which settled on the border in 1346 having broken away from the main Clan when Cheiftain Will 'the Crowner' Gunn acquired lands here.

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Gunnis Spelling Variations


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Gunnis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunnison, Gunneson, Kenneson, Kenniston, Kennison, Kennerson, Gunnerson, Kenson and many more.

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Gunnis Early History


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Gunnis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gunnis research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1634, 1663, and 1676 are included under the topic Early Gunnis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gunnis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gunnis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gunnis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gunnis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gunnis, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gunnis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hon. Mrs. Stuart Gunnis, aged 47, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Ronald S. Gunnis, aged 22, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Ronald Stewart Gunnis, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Folkstone, England, in 1912
  • Ronald Stuart Gunnis, aged 34, who landed in America from London, England, in 1921
  • Matthew Tweedie Gunnis, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Shotts, Scotland, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunnis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunnis (post 1700)



  • Rupert Forbes Gunnis (1899-1965), English collector, historian and author of Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Gunnis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gunnis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 29 August 2012 at 08:41.

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